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December 21, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – In the spirit of its popular Lunch and Learn series, Weber Retreat and Conference Center offers two live-streamed presentations from 1:15 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EST. The sessions are as follows:

  • Tuesday, January 11, 2022 –Things I Learned about Prisons. Sister Susan Van Baalen, OP, shares her learnings about people and systems in prisons, based on her own experiences while ministering in prisons and jails for 28 years.

  • Tuesday, February 8, 2022 – A Virtual Tour of Motherhouse Campus Art. Relax and take a virtual tour, featuring the artwork at the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse Campus. Sister Sue Schreiber, OP, leads this exploration, spotlighting paintings, photographs, textiles, and other types of art created by Adrian Dominican Sisters and Associates.

These programs are free and registration is not required. To participate, join the live stream at https://webercenter.org/learn.

For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.

December 21, 2021, Adrian, Michigan – Sister Esther Kennedy, OP, a Dominican Sister of Adrian, invites you to join her mindfulness community to deepen your understanding and commitment to a daily meditation practice. Monthly Days of Mindfulness are held on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The schedule for the first four months of 2022 is as follows:

  • January 8, 2022 – Come and See. Take a Fresh Look. In this Zoom presentation, come to the New Year with fresh enthusiasm to embrace the truth of who you are and who you are becoming. 

  • February 12, 2022 – Amp Up your Happiness. This Zoom presentation begins an exploration of the Buddha’s eightfold path of cultivating skillfulness in understanding, thoughts, speech, action, livelihood, effort, mindfulness, and concentration. This session helps us to cultivate skill in the first three areas: understanding, thoughts, and speech.

  • March 12, 2022 – Life Itself Orients Toward Happiness. In this Zoom presentation, we practice skillful action; skillful livelihood in ethical work, practiced with honesty and integrity; and skillful effort, aware of our negative attitudes and cultivating wholesome thoughts and more open-hearted behaviors.

  • April 9, 2022 – If Only… I’d Be Happy. This in-person presentation teaches the steps on the path to happiness: cultivating a skillful mind that is uncluttered, precise, sees through negative thought patterns, and guides us to inner wisdom and kindness and skillful concentration that is free of worry, restlessness, boredom, and dullness.

The cost is $25 per session. Registration is required for both the virtual and the in-person sessions and is available at www.webercenter.org; click on “programs.” Registrations may also be made by calling 517-266-4000 or emailing webercenter@adriandominicans.org. Limited scholarships are available.

All guests at in-person presentations will be screened for COVID-19 and required to wear a mask.
Weber Center is on the campus of the Adrian Dominican Sisters’ Motherhouse, Adrian. For information, call the Weber Center at 517-266-4000.



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